Telling It Like It Is: Technology

Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.

Telling history like it is

A conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler of the University of Leicester, and Director of ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’

Knowledge

Knowledge is power. While that’s true, those who choose a deliberate blindness to facts, suggests that a lack of knowledge is also a comfort, and empowering for some at the expense of others. It’s that liberality with other people’s existence which is under challenge, and which should be challenged. Now, I know there will beContinue reading “Knowledge”

Taking Positive Actions

We’re at a point in time where taking positive actions has become a conscious choice. We need change.  In three short months we’ve gone from a situation where there was widespread support for Government actions to one where the exact opposite applies. This lack of faith carries across our social spaces – whether arts organisations,Continue reading “Taking Positive Actions”

Go under water

As things heat up some might be looking to go under water to cool down. Go on, take a deep dive. This talk by Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a virtual ‘cooling off’ and an invitation to reach under the surface.  You can read more here > Why is it so hard for white people toContinue reading “Go under water”

Theatre, arts and culture

Theatre, arts and culture are under attack. Creatives, artists, institutions and structures which foster theatre, arts and culture are facing down the immediate effects of the Coronovirus pandemic while furloughed, without income or closed to the public. The delicate and fragile fabric of our national culture is unravelling to reveal a bleak future. Or isContinue reading “Theatre, arts and culture”

Awakening

War has become a metaphor much-used by politicians in recent weeks – ‘the battle against this deadly virus‘. It looks more and more like a sad hangover from the jingoistic bluster of the farce that was Brexit.